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Obama pledges speedier service for veterans in Florida stop

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August 10, 2013 AT 2:21 PM
Addressing a gathering of the Disabled American Veterans group, President Barack Obama promised faster attention to a backlog of veterans' disability claims and announced a new mental health initiative during a stop in Florida before beginning a week-long vacation. He highlighted progress in reducing a huge number of outstanding veterans' disability claims; the backlog has decreased by 20 percent